More than 100 airline employees went to the funeral of a Florida school shooting victim whose father is a United pilot

  • More than 100 employees from JetBlue, United, American, and Spirit attended the funeral for Gina Montalto, who was killed in the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and whose father is a pilot for United.
  • Montalto's parents set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a scholarship fund in her name focused on secondary education.
  • The response to the shooting, which killed 17 people, has increased the conversation around gun control, as many have called for restricted access to automatic weapons, like the AR-15 rifle that was used in the shooting.


More than 100 employees from JetBlue, United, and other airlines attended the funeral for Gina Rose Montalto — who was killed in the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and whose father is a pilot for United — according to Dan Petrovich, a United pilot who was in attendance and spoke to Business Insider.

Montalto's parents set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a scholarship fund in her name focused on secondary education. The GoFundMe had raised over $280,000 of its $300,000 goal as of Wednesday afternoon.

"Gina will be missed not only by her family, but by everyone whose life she touched," Montalto's parents wrote. "With your donations, we hope to help give the gift of higher education to other children."

Other members of the airline community showed their support for the family via social media.

The response to the shooting, which killed 17 people, has increased the conversation around gun control, as many have called for restricted access to automatic weapons, like the AR-15 rifle that was used in the shooting.

President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to promote gun control measures like banning bump stocks, which increase the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons, and raising the age at which people can legally buy rifles like the AR-15.

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Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting
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Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Scott Beige - Geography Teacher

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Chris Hixon - athletic director

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15-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff

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14-year-old Alex Schachter

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14-year-old Cara Loughran

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17-year-old Helena Ramsey

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14-year-old Alaina Petty

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14-year-old Gina Montalto

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15-year-old Peter Wang
18-year-old Meadow Pollack (left)

Student Jaime Guttenberg

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Student Martin Duque

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17-year-old student Nick Dworet

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Football coach Aaron Feis.

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16-year-old student Carmen Schentrup

Student Joaquin Oliver

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Student Luke Hoyer

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